The Mental Health Evolution

It’s time for the approach to teaching people about mental health to evolve. Human Power Project is a mental health education company. We focus on humans’ greatest strengths; the ability to learn from our emotions, re-wire our brains and adapt to the changes in our lives. We offer cutting edge mental health curricula, trainings and books for people of all ages, in order to help them reach their fullest potential.
Our History

Find Out About Our Curriculum

Behind Happy Faces Mental Health Curriculum is a first of its kind, evidence-based, award-winning program, that is used by hundreds of thousands of students and adults nation-wide. The goal of the curriculum is to give people the tools they need to address mental health effectively, by providing a new vocabulary for mental health, understanding of brain development, teaching participants about coping mechanisms and showing the important steps to help a friend in crisis.


Ross Szabo is one of the most sought after mental health speakers in the country. His keynote presentations are perfect for normalizing the concept of mental health and empowering people to take charge of their lives.


Books by Founder Ross Szabo

Check out Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health and A Kid’s Book About Anxiety by our founder Ross Szabo.
Behind Happy Faces by Ross Szabo

Praise For

Human Power Project

Over 200,000 high school and college students are utilizing Behind Happy Faces.

Susie Brubaker-Cole

"The Behind Happy Faces Curriculum fills a critical gap in our campus mental health promotion efforts... [BHF] makes thinking deeply about mental health approachable. It speaks through personal stories, conceptual frameworks, and engagement modules that meet students where they are and compels them to take proactive steps to promote their own and their friends’ positive mental health."
Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University


"Having the opportunity to incorporate components of the Behind Happy Faces curriculum into our 2015 Duke Greek Emerging Leaders (DGEL) program was phenomenal. The exercises truly resonated with our Greek students. As leaders in our Greek community, they learned the importance of maintaining open communication and approaching their interactions with others in an empathetic way."
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Duke University 

Alison Malmon

"Peer involvement is one of the most important parts of mental health education. Behind Happy Faces utilizes this crucial element to allow students to feel connected to each other, and have conversations in a safe, empowering and creative manner. Students learn the basics of mental health, which better prepares them to address their emotions."
Founder and Executive Director, Active Minds Inc.

Carolyn Hof Carpenter

"Behind Happy Faces deepens the emotional bond in our chapters, urges members to seek help earlier and provides invaluable advice on how to support each other. Overall, this curriculum prompts members to have conversations about a difficult topic that is often hidden. These conversations will ultimately save lives."
National Council President, Zeta Tau Alpha

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  • "We’re proud to partner with Human Power Project to change the way young people view mental health."
    ~Cynthia Germanotta, President, Born This Way Foundation
  • "I recommend this program to every college campus."
    ~Karen “Casey” Carr, Associate Dean of Students, Cornell University
  • "It’s a powerful and effective curriculum!"
    ~Doug Everhart, Director, Health Education Center, University of California at Irvine.
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